Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Air Vehicles/​Systems (UAV/​UAS)

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.
Products: Test & Measurement
Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.

Application Briefs: Aerospace
This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.
Application Briefs: Defense
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.
INSIDER: Information Technology

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2) system has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The Switchblade missile system is back-packable and rapidly deployable from ground platforms.
INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

The Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane launched on top of a uniquely configured United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The X-37B’s sixth mission is the first to use a service...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Using advanced machine learning, drones can be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries.

Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) demonstrator is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to further validate the compound rotorcraft configuration.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
Articles: Data Acquisition
The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology
Briefs: Software
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.
INSIDER: Defense

New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers train daily to operate the RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance, targeting and communications relay.

Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The continued use of reciprocating engines has limited the UAV market’s ability to reach its true growth potential.
Articles: Test & Measurement

Drone aircraft and their uses have been evolving quickly, supported by a great deal of ongoing research. One area of increasing interest is the decoy drone, designed to mimic the...

Articles: Software

Unmanned vehicles for air, land, and water represent an increasingly-important capability for virtually all military services worldwide. Because each new generation of device technology promises...

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